This week we were challenged to do the 800 rep workout. I smashed it with 15 minutes to spare. Mike then challenged me to complete a full sit up. I’ve been doing crunches instead at the moment because I have no core strength whatsoever.
Mike passed me an 8kg weight and told me to use this to pull myself up; the momentum of the weight would naturally level me up. This first time I did it I had my legs out like a star and they came off the ground and I was making a face like this…..
I then tried it with my knees bent and my feet supported to the floor. This helped and I successfully did a full sit up! Something I haven’t been able to do for a few years (most probably down to laziness and thinking I have too much fat in the way to actually complete it).
Mike reduced the weight down to 5kg and I completed it again. So I had homework this week of 5 sit ups everyday with the weight. I got a message one day asking me how it was going. I was honest and told him that I hadn’t done any. I was having a bad mental week – maybe make that couple of months – but more so that week and just didn’t want to do them. I had more burning issues going on in my head. He said it was ok and to stay positive.
We did not attend this week. I’ve been struggling with my depression for a while and just didn’t want to go. Mike is very understanding. Ok I still had to pay for the session but I wouldn’t have enjoyed any minute of it and I didn’t want to put Mike through my mood. The sit ups are still well and truly out the window.
I made myself go. Tim was pleased I decided to. This week was 1,000 rep workout. The extra exercises were reverse lunges and reverse squats using a TRX. Mike was keen to talk but I was not and Tim didn’t contribute much either. Mike asked about our weeks etc. but as mine have been rather negative I didn’t really want to bring his mood down! However we did end up putting the world to right which meant I was stopping my exercises to talk (as doing both at the same time is hard plus I had to count my reps!) Tim managed to finish the challenge before me but I completed it too with 4 minutes to spare.
My gut feeling is that we are going to be doing some cardio workouts now as we have proven we can do the strength ones. Oh hell!
I have been getting twinges and spams in my back for a few months now which I know isn’t really a good sign. I had a really painful one over the weekend, we were in Paris watching the Six Nations and I think from all the walking and sitting at the stadium didn’t help much. My back twanged whilst doing my work out. But I managed to relax and carry on. But once I was home and going up stairs to bed I got stuck on the sofa. The spasms were rather painful. So I’ve been messaging massage people I know to try and get an emergency appointment.
Since then my relationship status has changed with Tim and I cannot afford to carry on with the PT sessions (they become more expensive if 1 to 1). I have a long way to go with my weight loss goal still but it is my eating habits that need to change first. Once this weight loss comes to a gradual stop I’m going to go back to Mike and do a 3-4 month crash course to give my weight loss that extra boost before wedding #1 in April 2019.
Next challenge is to remain positive during my bridesmaid dress fittings! And to order the correct size!